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Santorum’s new cause: opposing the disabled
11-28-2012, 02:39 AM
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Santorum’s new cause: opposing the disabled
President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol on Monday afternoon and took up a brave new cause: He is opposing disabled people.

Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), declared his wish that the Senate reject the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities — a human rights treaty negotiated during George W. Bush’s administration and ratified by 126 nations, including China, Russia, Iran, Cuba, Syria and Saudi Arabia.

The former presidential candidate pronounced his “grave concerns” about the treaty, which forbids discrimination against people with AIDS, who are blind, who use wheelchairs and the like. “This is a direct assault on us,” he declared at a news conference.

Lee, a tea party favorite, said he, too, has “grave concerns” about the document’s threat to American sovereignty. “I will do everything I can to block its ratification, and I have secured the signatures of 36 Republican senators, all of whom have joined with me saying that we will oppose any ratification of any treaty during this lame-duck session.
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11-29-2012, 12:16 AM
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Why yes, Rick, it IS a direct assault -- it is an assault to you that there are people who are better than you and who are determined that people with disabilities, diseases, etc., are not to be treated like crap.

So suck on it, asshole.

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11-29-2012, 08:15 AM
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I like to ask Frothy "who would Jesus hate?"

gawd I'm so sick of these religious self-righteous assholes who don't give a damn for anyone who isn't just like them.

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There's nothing more reassuring then realizing the world is crazier than you are.
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